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The Sands at Nomads

4 star hotel
Diani, Kenya
29 rooms
FREE Internet

Diving the Crab - Nomads

5 star dive center
Onsite Show address

Diani Beach, Kenya

Package highlights

  • 5* boutique hotel on Diani Beach
  • Lush coastal rainforest, white sand beach
  • Spacious apartments with ocean views
  • 5m deep freshwater pool, sun beds
  • Beach restaurant, fine dining, pool bar
  • Water sports center, spa, yoga/Zumba platform
  • 24 hr reception, TV lounge, internet café

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55% (downpayment)
  • 44 days before trip start: 45% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 23 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 23 and 16 days prior to arrival
  • 85% will be charged if you cancel between 16 and 10 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the The Sands at Nomads

Dive Center


  • 5* PADI Dive Resort on Diani Beach
  • Established in 1985, lots of local experience
  • Turtles, wrecks and macro life
  • Chance to see whale sharks (Nov-Feb)
  • 'Pure Air' certified tank filling proceedures
  • Full range of watersports available


Diving the Crab - Nomads is an experienced 5* Dive Resort on Diani Beach in Southern Kenya. 

The dive center has been taking people diving since 1985, making them one of Kenya's most established and reputable dive operations. 

A team of PADI instructors offer a range of recreational PADI courses and fun dives throughout the day. Top experiences include Funguo House Reef Wreck and the chance to see turtles, macro life and whale sharks (Nov- Feb). 

Equipment is well maintained and the center was recently awarded the 'Pure Air' certification for the quality and cleanliness of their tank filling procedures. 

Every month, Diving the Crab works with the marine centre to educate and organize large beach clean-up events. Strong swimmers target areas which are only accessible via boat, while the rest of the community targets beaches accessible from road. The support from the community is amazing!


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PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort


  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Camera Table
  • Ladder
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks

Resort Amenities


  • Island Hopping
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sandbank
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Live Music

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga


  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Resort Description

The Sands at Nomads is an exclusive boutique hotel on Diani Beach, Southern Kenya.

The resort is set between lush coastal rainforest and a beautiful 25km long sandy white beach. There are 29 spacious and uniquely furnished apartments.

There is a 5m deep freshwater pool with sun beds, garden chairs and umbrellas located within the resort’s well kept gardens. Choose to dine on the beach, by the pool or at Rivas Fine Dine Restaurant. 

Additional facilities include a 24 hr reception, satellite TV lounge with small library, spa, water sports center, gift shop, yoga/Zumba platform and internet café. 

How to get there


  • The resort will arrange to pick you up and drop you off at Mombasa Airport or Ukunda Airstrip in an air conditioned minibus (advance notice required, additional cost).
  • Check in time is 12pm. 


  • Check out time is 10am. 
  • The resort will drop you back at Mombasa Airport or Ukunda Airstrip (advance notice required, additonal cost).


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